Slowing down in Malekula

Jun 22 Slowing down in Malekula

Posted by in About Vanuatu

If asked for three words to describe Malekula I would go with – raw, remote and paradise.  It is not for people who want swim up bars, cocktails, spas and kids’ clubs, but for me it was paradise.  Think of beautiful guesthouses made from local materials and owners who treat you like you are one of the family – Malekula...

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Vanuatu makes Trip Advisor top 10!

Apr 23 Vanuatu makes Trip Advisor top 10!

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Vanuatu has two islands listed in Trip Advisors inaugural ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’. Both the islands of Efate and Espiritu Santo have made the top 10 South Pacific list, ahead of Fiji!   Based on millions of valuable traveller reviews and… opinions on the Trip Advisor site, the awards recognise the...

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Tribal daredevils in Vanuatu

Mar 31 Tribal daredevils in Vanuatu

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If you thought bungy jumping was extreme, then perhaps you haven’t heard of Nagol, which means ‘land diving’. It involves local men and boys on Pentecost Island in Vanuatu who jump from a manmade tower with a vine secured around their legs, aiming to touch the ground with their shoulders.  An annual ritual, you need to see to...

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Fireworks and smiles on Tanna Island

Mar 15 Fireworks and smiles on Tanna Island

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Was I nervous? Slightly.  Was I excited? Oh yes!  It was my first trip to the mighty Mount Yasur volcano on Tanna and having only ever seen active volcanoes from a distance I knew I was going to be in for a treat.     After a very short flight from Port Vila with Air Vanuatu (only 35 minutes) we landed at White Grass...

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Vanuatu’s Gaua Island

Feb 17 Vanuatu’s Gaua Island

Posted by in About Vanuatu, Tours

 Gaua (previously called Santa Maria) Island is one of the Banks and Torres group in the northern part of the Vanuatu archipeligo. Gaua rises about 9,800 feet (3,000 m) from the sea floor. Steaming Hill Lake, a crescent-shaped crater lake, is just below Mt. Garat, a secondary cone and summit of the stratovolcano (a volcano made of...

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